Accenture creates 300 additional jobs in San Antonio

11 March 2016 Consultancy.uk

Accenture Federal Services recently announced the creation of 300 new jobs at its Technology and Innovation Center in San Antonio, Texas. The majority of the new positions will be high value software engineering and business analyst positions as the firm creates a SAP HANA Center of Excellence to support federal agencies at its San Antonio centre.

US-based Accenture Federal Services (AFS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture. Since its founding in 2002, AFS has worked with 30 of the US’ largest federal government agencies, and today has more than 5800 dedicated US employees. In 2015, AFS opened a Technology and Innovation Centre in San Antonio, Texas, which today houses more than 1,100 of the subsidiary’s employees.

AFS recently announced that the new centre will gain an additional 300 experts, particularly in software engineering and related business services, over the coming month. The addition will largely be in the area of SAP HANA expertise as the firm creates the Accenture Federal SAP HANA Center of Excellence – a full-service SAP HANA innovation and delivery hub – at the San Antonio centre. A SAP HANA in-memory technology platform provides clients with more streamlined decision-making, through simplified processes and increased systems agility.

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The expansion, according to the firm, will allow it to better service its federal agency clients as they seek to glean deeper insights from data, improve decision-making processes, and leverage advanced analytics, mobility and the cloud. The centre will itself be connected with a range of different Accenture expertise from its Accenture Technology Labs, Accenture Global Delivery Network, Centers of Excellence and Industry Solution Centers.

According to David Moskovitz, Accenture Federal Services Chief Executive, the expanded Technology and Innovation Center will accelerate the firm’s ability to help more federal clients implement digital-first as well as improving the way citizens live and work. Adding that: “Accenture is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that enables our people to be successful - and will help attract San Antonio’s top talent.  We believe that our diversity makes us stronger, smarter, more innovative and better able to help solve our customer’s most complex problems.”

“Accenture’s new Technology and Innovation Center in San Antonio creates quality jobs in software engineering and related business services and is a welcome addition to the local economy and community,” says Mayor Ivy Taylor. “San Antonio is a growing incubator for innovation, and we are proud they have chosen to expand and create new jobs here in our city.”

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Two consultancies among UK’s best office breakout spaces

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

A pair of Bristol-based consulting firms have been recognized for having among the UK’s best office break areas. People Source Consulting and Ashville were marked out for their vibrant and fun spaces, which feature table games, picnic areas, and even beer.

With competition for talent in the UK continuing to heat up – as the nation continues to enjoy its highest employment rate since the 1970s – firms have been upping their game on multiple fronts to help attract the cream of the crop. In order to successfully court the best candidates, companies are not only taking into account pay and benefits, but are also working to lure potential employees to their firms with the promise of innovative and vibrant work spaces.

In late 2018, employment website Glassdoor announced ten offices had been named the coolest places to work in the UK. Among those lauded for their work in enriching the working day of their employees was Capco – the only consultancy to make the grade.

Two consultancies among UK’s best office breakout spaces

Now, HomeLeisureDirect.com, a leading games room specialist based in the UK, has announced the ten offices it believes have made the cut for its inaugural Office Breakout of the Year competition. The contest has pitted a diverse range of companies against one another to be named the best office-based breakout space that the UK has to offer. Research from HomeLeisureDirect.com recently revealed that 65% of workers would consider switching employers for a better working environment, making the appearance of two consultancies on the list especially important for their recruitment ambitions.

People Source Consulting – a recruitment business from Bristol – hosts a brightly lit and vibrant space, complete with faux grass and picnic benches, along with a well-stocked beverage fridge – alcohol appears to be an option – as well as an array of tabletop games, including pool. Ashville, an asset management consultancy also based in Bristol, meanwhile boasts a break room decked out with table football, a table tennis court and even arcade machines.

Two consultancies among UK’s best office breakout spaces

The other eight finalists exhibit offerings including swinging hammocks, scooters and a bizarre and brilliant variety of other features. The other nominees are accessplanit – a software business from Lancaster; Digital 22 – a marketing and design agency from Clitheroe; Roc Search – a tech and engineering recruitment specialist from Reading; Sales-i – a provider of sales analytics software from Solihull; SEC Group – an office fit out company from Stevenage; SLG Brands – a portfolio of beauty brands with a head office in Cheltenham; Zest Digital – a digital marketing agency from Oxford; and 16i – a digital design agency also from Cheltenham.

Andy Beresford, MD of HomeLeisureDirect.com, said, “According to recent reports, the UK is currently seeing record levels of employment, and while that might be a great statistic, the knock-on effect is that it’s becoming harder and harder to recruit top talent… Being named as a finalist gives those shortlisted businesses the opportunity to showcase how they go about delivering a better working environment for their employees, with some top effort evidently involved judging by what we’ve seen.”